I posted a couple of pictures on my training log (you do read my training log, don't you ?), but this tent is so awesome it deserves a thread of it's own.
It's an ex British Army 12'x12' tent, actually 12'x15' at ground level, designed to attach to the back of a Land Rover.
It's ideal for overnight marathon racing, there's room to just ride the bike straight in.
The first time we used it, it almost filled the back of the Land Rover, so I bolted a trestle table and some lashing points to the roof as an improvised roof rack to carry it on the outside, which means we now have more room inside and a table when we get there.
If any vegans want to have a go at endurance racing, you're welcome to share the use of the tent.
You'll have to provide your own accommodation, but if you want an undercover pit area while racing, we'll make room for you. We haven't had a wet race yet this year, but if it rains overnight it's going to be so much easier coming back to a tent you can bring the bike in to and walk around in than trying to crawl in to a conventional tent to get changed or find some food.
I can provide you with a ready made support crew as well.
I'm getting well known in UK endurance racing now.
The plain two colour kit with it's simple two word slogans of "Vegan Cyclists" and "Go Vegan" in bold type really stands out against all the multi coloured jerseys covered in sponsors logos.
The Air Cadets who marshal at Bristol all shout "Go Vegan" at me as I ride past.
We were camped trackside near three teams that we know at Bristol. Every lap as I came round, I would shout "Go Vegan" and they would shout back.
This spread down the camp site and I soon had dozens of people shouting "Go Vegan" at me as I rode past. I have no idea who most of them were. Even the burger van crew were joining in and cheering me on.